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The Perks Of Your Job?  
User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Exactly what the topic says - i reckon every single job out there will have at least 1 perk - whos got the best perks?

I get free train travel, discounted food, discounted bowling / cinema, oh and lots of kisses off drunk women!

Ryan


ooh to ooh to be ooh to be a gooner!
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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Ryan,

What about those drunken men too!?  Laugh out loud  Wink/being sarcastic

As for me, well there are not many perks.. But with our huge list of clientele, I'm sure there are some where I would get heavily discounted products from them!

Only thing I could think of..

Cheers,

Justin  Smile


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

being not far from an airport.

And that goes for my current (futur ex) job, and the next one.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Free food in its masses, free alcohol, lots of time without supervision and alot of breakable things to play with!

User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

EGGD

sounds like you work in a Greek resturant!!!

Ryan



ooh to ooh to be ooh to be a gooner!
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24926 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

People buy me drinks.
Cant get better than that (well, obviously you can but...)



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

In my next job (starting on 1/3/05), I will finally earn much money (well, at least more than before  Big grin). I even decided to pass on discounted air travel but I always hated to fly on these crappy stand-by tickets.

Another advantage beside more money: I will work directly at an airport.

Patrick


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

For me:

- Free Food
- Very good pay for my age
- My hours fit around school and I get weekends off
- about 20 min walk from home


User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

never doing the same thing twice..i'm a photojournalist


Virgin-Atlantic: More experience than our name suggests
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

J-O-B? Please clarify, what's one of those?


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

I have you all beat! During lunch breaks/down-time, I can go walk the 737 final assembly. Walk right underneath the line and lovingly caress those beautiful wings as I walk by. Now that's what I call a perk! Free access to walk the line every few days and see what planes are going to who..

Steve


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

5 free magazines or paperback books a week.

Side perk is being right by ATL, so close that I can watch planes right from the parking lot.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

I have a panoramic view of New York Harbor from my desk. I see helicopters buzzing around all day from the Wall St. heliport, planes flying overhead on their way to La Guardia, cruise ships and navy fleets sailing in and out, and on a clear day I can even see the action on the runways at Newark. Plus the most spectacular sunsets I've ever seen, especially at this time of year when the sun is straight out my window.

Oh, and mediocre free coffee.  Smile



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Hrmmmm, I'm a full time student, so I guess my greatest perk would be...

Free condoms from the student health center  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

When i first read the Topic, my first reaction was of bitterness and was wondering where i could get a picture of a rodent with a pancake on its head to symbolize my "perks".

But i then put a little thought into it and realized i did have some very good ones.

The best being invited to several Pro sporting events at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Canada. The teams are as follows:

Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Raptors
and the Toronto Rock.

All the above are in a private box with free food and drink and usually some goodies for my two kids and wife who are also allowed to come.

I also get invited to several functions throughout the year which involves, yet again, food and drink, and prizes. These prizes can be TV's, DVD players and the like.

So yes i do have a few perks  Smile

Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

I work at Denver International Airport for United Airlines. My perks are - free flights anywhere United/United Express flies and having great photo opportunities.

Job security, however, is a whole other issue in this current environment.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Sitting around all day on the internet bugging the hell out of most of A/net.

Signed,
UTA_Flyinghigh



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1060 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

When I'm not in school I get free lift tickets and half off food while on the mountain plus tons of discounted ski equipment and occasionally discounted airline tickets if they are going the places I want to go.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3619 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

I guess I am a "photojournalist" so I can work when and where I want. If I don't feel like taking an assignment, I don't have to.

It does not pay much at all (about 15 dollars a picture), but it's fun and always different.


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Cool topic!

- From our board room, incredible view of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. From the southern-facing offices, we get an amazing view of Mt. Rainier when she's "out".

- Day after Thanksgiving off, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve off. (If we have to work, we can choose another day to have off)

- Vested in 401k savings plan immediately (extremely rare). Vested in pension plan after 5 years. Pension plans are becoming increasingly rare these days...

- Eligibility in the bonus program, based on company and individual performance.

- Being in the Corporate office, there's often free food after big meetings for everyone to enjoy.

- Bus passes for commuting...in the Seattle area, that's as good as gold!

- Specific to my job: I get to see virtually all the money come in and go out, and am responsible for knowing where it's going.




User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

All the coffee or tea I want (see my related post in the "how many cups of coffee a day thread")

I get to wear shorts to work.

Tuition reimbursement.

I set my own hours (I'm the boss, I can do that).

Ability to transfer to over 5,000 locations in the US alone.

Job stability and plenty of room for advancement.




You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I'm surrounded by hot chicks all day  Smile/happy/getting dizzy What else could I want?

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Medallion Status

Lots of Skymiles

Nice Expense Account

Traveling the entire US

Hotel Points

Meeting people from all over

Flexible "at home" schedule

All the reg benefits.



"FLY DELTA JETS"
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

300K Worldperk miles per year...

User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Widget

When did you start working at the KFC?  Smile

(hot chicks....chickens.... oh nevermind)




You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
25 USAIRWAYS321 : I can't think of anything other than scheduling. I get all Fridays and breaks from school (2 weeks at Christmas, etc.) off. That's about it.
26 Post contains images WidgetBoi : Silly Cactus, It's Boston Market, NOT KFC
27 174thfwff : On the side after work, our bosses let us use the detail shop. Lets just say, at even 100 bucks a detail (which is normal price for my services), it's
28 ClassicLover : Fast Internet access, and no work. However, the no work is more a problem than anything... Trent.
29 Logan22L : Complete, utter, unquestioned flex-time; Free travel/accomodations to relevant conferences/Government meetings; Knowledge that I am protecting drinkin
30 CactusA319 : Working at the airport Occasional tickets to watch the Cubs, Sox and Bulls (the latter two might not be considered a perk to many....) Tuition reimbu
31 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : Sitting around all day on the internet bugging the hell out of most of A/net. Signed, UTA_Flyinghigh May I also add free coffee and nicey business tri
32 Saxdiva : Best perks of my job are: 1. Being able to wake up and walk down the hall to my office 2. No dress code 3. Setting my own hours--if I feel like doing
33 Post contains images 777ER : Company cars Free cruises on cruise ships even the real posh ones taking my time to get things done free international flights [Edited 2004-12-01 10:3
34 Post contains images Gordonsmall : I get to skive off in the pub all day, and nobody says anything.
35 LY7E7 : Company car. Working with customers from all over the world. Best health insurance plans around.
36 Captoveur : An ice machine to sleep behind Signed, Airlinelover
37 Ryanb741 : Health Insurance Share Options Life Insurance
38 Techrep : 1) I'm the boss 2) I make the rules 3) Jump seat anywhere in the world but Australia 4) Lot's of free shirts, jackets and hats 5) Come and go when I p
39 Sabena332 : 3) Jump seat anywhere in the world but Australia Add Germany to this list. I am sure as hell that no German airline will let you sit on the jumpseat d
40 Trekster : Free UK Mobile and landline telephone calls is about the best perk i have at work at the moment. Also about to get a student union card for doing a pa
41 Post contains images Chris78cpr : The major perk of my job is that my girlfriend works there with me. We get paid to chat all day and have "fun". Our boss is a push over so we get holi
42 BOEING747-700 : For me its Government, SO I get the Great OMERS pension plan, Full Dental and Drug coverage. It is very very relaxed where I work. I must say I feel g
43 Post contains images Thom@s : I work at the local cinema right now. I can see any movies I want, whenever I want, as often as I want, with a large Popcorn and a bottle of Coke for
44 Bananaboy : Discounted Cruises Discounted Flights As many brochures as I want. hehehe Mark
45 Post contains images Tanyaluvs2fly : Huge discounts on clothing and luggage, I work for LL Bean
46 IHadAPheo : Getting to see 5-10 births a day never ceases to amaze me, those neonates sure a cute little ones when they are fresh. IHAP
47 Aerobalance : An insiders view in the Aerospace world......... Priceless!
48 Avt007 : All the sand I can eat. All the flies I can swat.
49 Lono : 1) I'm the boss 2) Set my own hours 3) Excellent and loyal employees 4) Big bucks!!! 5) Excellent 401K 6) 6 weeks of annual leave 7) 11 holidays 8) Gr
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